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INCORPORATED

AS A MUNICIPALITY

22 FEBRUARY 1859

PROCLAIMED AS

A CITY JULY 1990

 

 

 

2nd April, 2002

 

 

WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK, ON TUESDAY, 9TH APRIL, 2002 AT 6:00 PM.

 

 

Committee Members:               His Worship, the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan, Crs Backes, Bastic (Chairperson), Greenwood, Schick, Seng and White (Deputy Chairperson) and Whitehead.

 

Quorum:                                   Five (5) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2000, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE WORKS COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH MARCH, 2002.

 

3           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

4           Mayoral Minutes

 

5           Works

 

5.1                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 28/2002 - MOVERLY ROAD, KINGSFORD - ROAD CONDITION.

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5.2                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 29/2002 - GARDENERS LANE, KINGSFORD - CONSTRUCTION OF KERB AND GUTTER.

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5.3                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 30/2002 - EASTMORE PLACE, MAROUBRA - ROAD CONDITION.

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5.4                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 31/2002 - 54 AUSTRAL STREET, MALABAR - PROPOSED TREE REMOVAL.

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5.5                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 32/2002 - FERGUSON STREET, GLANFIELD STREET, GALVIN STREET, MAROUBRA JUNCTION.

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5.6                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 33/2002 - ANZAC PARADE / MAROUBRA ROAD, MAROUBRA - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

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5.7                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 34/2002 - SNAPE STREET, MAROUBRA - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

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6           General Business

 

7           Notice of Rescission Motions

 

 

 

 

 

…………………………….

GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 28/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

MOVERLY ROAD, KINGSFORD - ROAD CONDITION

 

 

DATE:

20 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0548/01

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

A petition regarding the condition of Moverly Road between Garden and Garrett Streets, Kingsford, has been received from Gino Guerrera of 19 Moverly Road, Kingsford, on behalf of the surrounding residents.

 

ISSUES:

 

The residents have requested an inspection/assessment of the area as vibrations are being experienced in some houses and stones are being projected onto the footpath and into cars.

 

Moverly Road consists of a central concrete pavement, with spray seal/asphalt shoulders. The installation of a roundabout at Garden Street, deviates traffic from the concrete pavement to the asphalt shoulder and back to the concrete pavement. As a result, sections of the asphalt shoulder have failed or are potholing.

 

Traffic counts show total traffic flows of 4,300 upd in Moverly Road at this location. This is not unreasonable for a road of this classification.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

It is proposed to repair major failures and the associated dips in the road to reduce the transmission of vibrations, and  continue to repair potholes as required.

 

In addition, Council intends to investigate the current traffic loadings and any associated requirement for work on Moverly Road.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:    

 

(1)        The petition be noted.

 

(2)        The petitioners be notified of Council’s decision in relation to this matter.

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Petition on behalf of residents of Moverly Road, Kingsford

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

MALCOLM HILL

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

ASSET ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 29/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

GARDENERS LANE, KINGSFORD - CONSTRUCTION OF KERB AND GUTTER

 

 

DATE:

20 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0321/01

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

A petition regarding the condition of Gardeners Lane, Kingsford, has been received from the owners of 125 and 125A Houston Road, Kingsford, on behalf of the surrounding residents in both Gardeners Road and Houston Road.

 

ISSUES:

 

The residents have requested the construction of kerb and gutter on the northern side of the lane, between Bruce Lane and Houston Road, to prevent the accumulation of sediment and rubbish following periods of rain, and occasional inundation of garages.

 

The unformed shoulder of Gardeners Lane between Bruce Lane and Houston Road, is in fair to poor condition with the area consisting of broken bricks and concrete. The poor condition appears to have been accelerated as a result of cars trafficking the shoulder due to the narrow two-way carriageway width.   

 

This section of road caters for two-way traffic however the combined westbound parking lane, and the narrow carriageway width causes conflict as it does not allow two vehicles in opposing directions to pass one another. As a result, vehicles are quite often required to reverse out of the lane to allow the opposing vehicles access. The provision of kerb and gutter on the northern side of the lane would therefore not alter the existing two-way conflict.

 

The Randwick Traffic Committee at its meeting held 12th March 2002, recommended:

 

That the residents with access off Gardeners Lane be surveyed regarding the conversion of Gardeners Lane between Houston Road and Bruce Street to a one way westbound movement and that the results of the survey be reported to a future traffic committee meeting.

 

The provision of kerb and gutter in Gardeners Lane, between Bruce Lane and Houston Road, Kingsford, would assist in the regulation of one way westbound movements in the lane, should this option be approved following survey of residents and report to the Traffic Committee.

 

The estimated cost for the provision of kerb and gutter and associated road works, is $15,000.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The provision of kerb and gutter in Gardeners Lane, between Bruce Lane and Houston Road, Kingsford, would not alter the existing two way conflict resulting from the combined westbound parking lane, and the narrow carriageway width, and would assist in the regulation of one way westbound movements in the lane, should this option be approved following survey of residents and report to the Traffic Committee.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:    

 

(1)        The petition be noted.

 

(2)        An allocation $15,000 for the construction of kerb and gutter in Gardeners Lane between Bruce Lane and Houston Road, Kingsford, be included in the Draft 2003/2004 Budget for Council’s consideration.

 

(3)        The petitioners be notified of Council’s decision in relation to this matter.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Petition on behalf of residents in vicinity of Gardeners Lane, Kingsford.

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

MALCOLM HILL

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

ASSET ENGINEER

 

 

 



 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 30/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

EASTMORE PLACE, MAROUBRA - ROAD CONDITION

 

 

DATE:

20 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0812/01

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

A petition regarding the condition of Eastmore Place, Maroubra, has been received from Mrs Eileen Carroll, of 7 Eastmore Place, on behalf of the surrounding residents.

 

ISSUES:

 

The residents have noted the inclusion of Marjorie Crescent for resurfacing in the 2001-2002 works programme, and have requested consideration and inclusion of Eastmore Place for road works at the same time as Marjorie Crescent.

 

Council operates an accredited Pavement Maintenance Management System (PMS), which is utilised to optimise and prioritise expenditure on Council’s roads to provide the greatest level of benefit to the entire community. Roads have a higher strategic importance to Randwick’s Transport Infrastructure over laneways, due to higher community usage, and this is reflected in the prioritising of work projects.

 

Council’s PMS relies on regular testing and updating of road pavement conditions to ensure prioritisation of works is based on current information. Council officers also investigate reports of poor road condition from the public to verify the accuracy of the PMS.

 

Marjorie Crescent was prioritised by Council’s PMS on the basis of the poor surface condition including extensive cracking, and less extensive amounts of ravelling and potholing. Council’s Asset Engineer inspected Eastmore Place in response to the petition to verify the recorded information in the PMS. The pavement was generally in a serviceable condition and did not warrant prioritisation for works at this time.

 

Pavement condition data for Eastmore Place has been updated as part of the 2001/2002 condition testing.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The condition of Eastmore Place will be monitored through the Pavement Maintenance Management System, and when treatment is prioritised over other pavement sections, the abovementioned section of pavement will be included in Council’s works program.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:    

 

(1)        The petition be noted.

 

(2)        The petitioners be informed of the contents of the Director Asset and Infrastructure’s Report No. 30/2002.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Petition on behalf of residents of Eastmore Place, Maroubra.

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

MALCOLM HILL

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

ASSET ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 31/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

54 AUSTRAL STREET, MALABAR - PROPOSED TREE REMOVAL.

 

 

DATE:

26 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0046/03

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The owners of 54 Austral Street, Malabar, wrote to Council on 5 February, 2002, requesting the removal of four mature Erythrina x sykesii (Coral trees) growing on the Council-owned nature strip outside their property.

 

ISSUES:

 

Council’s Tree Management Officer initially responded to that request on 20 February, 2002, advising the owners that the subject trees were in good health and contributed significantly to the streetscape and that there was no legitimate reason to remove them.

 

Since that correspondence was sent to the owners, a number of factors have changed that have a bearing on this matter.

 

On Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, one of the subject Coral trees was removed by Council’s tree trimming contractors to allow for the construction of a driveway into the property. A large branch from an adjacent Coral tree was also removed to allow unimpeded vehicular access.

 

On Thursday, 28 February, 2002, the entire length of Austral Street on the southern side was planted out by Council’s tree planting contractors with a number of Brachychiton acerifolium (Illawarra Flame trees), as per Council’s Street Tree Master Plan for planting in special situations.

 

This was in recognition of the fact that the existing Coral trees along Austral Street have significant historic and amenity value.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The main reasons given by the owners of 54 Austral Street, Malabar, for wanting the four trees removed are stated as children playing in proximity to the ‘narrow’ street and concerns about vision being impaired as the owners are entering and leaving the property in a motor vehicle.

 

Council’s Tree Management Officer is of the opinion that these reasons cannot be reasonably supported. The trees themselves are situated at least three metres from the kerb and gutter and the roadway itself is comparatively wide.

 

Council’s long-term plan for Austral Street is to retain the existing mature Coral trees wherever possible until the recently planted Illawarra Flame trees become established. Once this has been achieved, the Coral trees would then be progressively removed over a five-ten year period.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That

 

1.         there are no legitimate problems of sufficient urgency to warrant the removal of the three Erythrina x sykesii growing on the nature strip outside 54 Austral Street, Malabar and that they should be retained at the present time; and.

 

2.         they are in good health and form part of a significant avenue planting of this particular tree species and as such they should be progressively removed over a relatively long timeframe to minimise their amenity loss to the surrounding community.

 

3.         the owners be advised accordingly

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Memo Council's Tree Management Officer and photos

Correspondence from P&K Stack 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

BRYAN BOURKE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 


Memorandum

 

 

 

TO:

MICK SAVAGE

 

FROM:            BRYAN BOURKE

 

DATE:             1 March 2002                          FILE:               R/0046/03       

 

SUBJECT:       PROPOSED TREE REMOVAL OUTSIDE 54 AUSTRAL STREET, MALABAR

 

Mick,

 

With regard to the accompanying correspondence sent to Council by the owners of 54 Austral Street, Malabar, requesting the removal of four mature Erythrina x sykesii (Coral trees) growing on the Council-owned nature strip outside their property, please be advised as follows.

 

I initially responded to the request of the owners to have these four trees removed on 20 February, 2002 (copy attached), advising that the subject trees were in good health and contributed significantly to the streetscape and that there was no legitimate reason to remove them.

 

Since that correspondence was sent to the owners of the property, a number of factors have changed that have a bearing on this matter.

 

On Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, one of the subject Coral trees was removed by Council’s tree trimming contractors to allow for the construction of a driveway into the property (photographs 1, 2 and 3 attached). A large branch from an adjacent Coral tree was also removed to allow unimpeded vehicular access.

 

On Thursday, 28 February, 2002, the entire length of Austral Street on the southern side was planted out by Council’s tree planting contractors with a number of Brachychiton acerifolium (Illawarra Flame trees), as per Council’s Street Tree Master Plan for planting in special situations.

 

This was in recognition of the fact that the existing Coral trees along Austral Street have significant historic and amenity value (photograph 4 attached).

 

The main reasons for wanting the four trees removed are stated as children playing in proximity to the ‘narrow’ street and concerns about vision being impaired as the owners are entering and leaving the property in a motor vehicle.

 

Having inspected these trees and the situation in which they are growing, I do not feel that these reasons can be reasonably supported. The trees themselves are situated at least three metres from the kerb and gutter and the roadway itself is comparatively wide (photograph 5 attached).

 

Council’s long-term plan for Austral Street is to retain the existing mature Coral trees wherever possible until the recently planted Illawarra Flame trees become established. Once this has been achieved, the Coral trees would then be progressively removed over a five-ten year period.

 

As was stated in Council’s original response to the owners of 54 Austral Street regarding the proposed removal of these trees, there are no problems of sufficient urgency to warrant their removal at the present time, and I concur with that view.

 

They are in good health and form part of a significant avenue planting of this particular tree species and I feel that as such they should be removed progressively over a relatively long timeframe to minimise their amenity loss to the community.

 

Please advise me on how you wish me to proceed in this matter.

 

 

………………………………

Bryan Bourke

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 32/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

FERGUSON STREET, GLANFIELD STREET, GALVIN STREET, MAROUBRA JUNCTION

 

 

DATE:

14 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0285/01

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES   

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

At its meeting held on 18th September, 2001, Council considered a petition submitted by Councillors Daley and White on behalf of residents of Ferguson Street, Maroubra requesting the re-sealing of the street and the construction of kerbing and gutter and resolved:

 

“that the petition be referred to the appropriate committee with a report from the relevant Council Officer”.

 

ISSUES:

 

The petitioners all live in the section of Ferguson Street between Wade Street and Fitzgerald Avenue.  This is therefore the section of roadway which should be included in the next Management Plan.

 

It should be noted that Council’s Management Plan 2001/2002 – 2003/04 currently lists similar streets (i.e. former lanes which required resubdividing) as projects to be carried out in each of the next two years.  Alma Road is being constructed as part of the current Works Programme.  Glanfield Street is listed to be carried out in 2002/03 while Galvin Street is listed in the following year’s programme.

 

Ferguson Street between Wade Street and Fitzgerald Avenue is very similar in size to the above two  streets and the cost of constructing this street is approximately the same as each of the above streets currently in the Management Plan, i.e. $300,000.

 

Due to the funds available for this type of works, it has been the practice to do one of these streets each year as part of Council’s Works Programme.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Council’s Officers have no particular views as to the order in which these projects are completed other than the order in which they appear in the Management Plan.

It is considered therefore that following the order shown in the Draft 2002/03 – 2004/05 Management Plan for the above projects be carried out in the following order.

 

2002/2003       Glanfield Street, Bunnerong Road to Royal Street

2003/2004       Galvin Street, Flower Street to Cooper Street

2004/2005       Ferguson Street, Wade Street to Fitzgerald Avenue

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

(a)        The sections of roadway listed below be kerbed and guttered in the following order as indicated in the Draft 2002/03 to 2004/05 Management Plan.

 

2002/2003       Glanfield Street, Bunnerong Road to Royal Street

2003/2004       Galvin Street, Flower Street to Cooper Street

2004/2005       Ferguson Street, Wade Street to Fitzgerald Avenue

 

(b)        The petitioners in Ferguson Street be advised that the section of Ferguson Street between Wade Street and Fitzgerald Avenue has been listed in the Draft 2002/03 to 2004/2005 Management Plan for construction in 2004/2005.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

FRANK ROTTA

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

MANAGER - DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 33/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

ANZAC PARADE / MAROUBRA ROAD, MAROUBRA - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

 

 

DATE:

20 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0031/02    R/0503/02

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The Randwick Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 12th March, 2002, considered a report regarding traffic problems relating to the signalised intersection of Anzac Parade/Maroubra Road, Maroubra.

 

ISSUES:

 

At the June 2001 Traffic Committee meeting the following report was considered:

 

“At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22 May 2001, Council resolved the following:

 

‘That the traffic problems at the intersection of Anzac Parade/ Maroubra Road be referred to the Roads and Traffic Authority and the Randwick Traffic Committee for advice on how the intersection can be upgraded and improved.’

 

Improvements to pedestrian safety at the intersection were recently resolved, with pedestrian fencing to be installed to prevent pedestrians crossing Anzac Parade and Maroubra Road at locations other than at the signals.

 

In order to determine if further improvements to traffic operations are possible, this matter requires further investigation.

 

THAT the RTA be requested to investigate the Anzac Parade/Maroubra Road signalised intersection to determine if any further improvements are possible.” 

 

The pedestrian safety improvements are now complete.

 

A response has been received from the RTA and reads in part as follows:

 

“An investigation of this intersection revealed faded lines in Maroubra Road. This has been referred to the RTA’s Traffic Asset Services section and will be repainted some time in the near future.

 

Investigations of the operation of the traffic signal revealed that their operation is considered satisfactory and optimal for the current onsite conditions and arrangements.”

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The Roads and Traffic Authority has investigated the operation of the intersection and advised that the signals are operating at an optimum Level of Service for the current on site conditions. As a result of the crossover separating the opposing carriageways in Anzac Parade, the queuing capacity of the intersection is limited and the road geometry limits any possible improvements to traffic flow.   

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

JASON SCOUFIS

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 34/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

SNAPE STREET, MAROUBRA - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

 

 

DATE:

20 March, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0683/02

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 27 November 2001, Council resolved:

 

“That Council install ‘NO ENTRY STA BUSES’ signs at the entrance to Snape Street.”

 

A letter was sent to the Operation Manager, Randwick Bus Depot advising of the resolution and requiring State Transit to install yellow and black signs to advise STA drivers. A response has since been received from the STA advising that as a result of the Depot having no knowledge of the proposed restriction to buses in Snape Street that the matter be referred to next Traffic Committee Meeting.

 

The item was subsequently reported to the Randwick Traffic Committee Meeting held on 12 March 2002

 

ISSUES:

 

Snape Street is not a designated bus route and in order to deter empty STA buses from using Snape Street as a short cut, ‘No Entry STA Buses’ signposting on Snape Street at Bunnerong Road and Anzac Parade could be installed.

 

At the Traffic Committee meeting the State Transit representative advised that:

 

1.         Snape Street is at times used as a route for school buses picking up/dropping off at Snape Park, however not as a through route; and

 

2.         It is also required for use as an emergency alternative route should any road  closures be in place on Anzac Parade and Bunnerong Road between Maroubra and Kingsford.

 

The Police representative concurred with the State Transit representative and did not support the installation of the ‘No Entry STA Buses’ signposting. In order to determine if a large number of buses were using Snape Street, a review of recently recorded classified counts was undertaken.

 

Classification counts undertaken in November/December 2001 reveals the following heavy vehicle characteristics:

 

Snape Street between Bunnerong Road and Percival Street:

 

Eastbound heavy vehicles          3%       65/day

Westbound heavy vehicles        3%       85/day

Total    heavy vehicles               3%       150/day

 

Snape Street between Hannan Street and Anzac Parade:

 

Eastbound heavy vehicles          6%       105/day

Westbound heavy vehicles        3%       105/day

Total    heavy vehicles               5%       210/day

 

The classified count indicates that the proportion of heavy vehicles using Snape Street is consistent with similar roads. The heavy vehicle component includes both buses and trucks and these groups of vehicles cannot be separated.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

As a result of  the requirement for State Transit Authority buses to access Snape Park for school sports and utilise Snape Street in the event of lane closures in Anzac Parade or Bunnerong Road, the Traffic Committee did not support the installation of signage preventing STA buses from using Snape Street. The proportion of heavy vehicles, which includes buses of 3% to 5% is not considered excessive and  is consistent with similar roads.

 

Following the Traffic Committee meeting Council’s Traffic Engineers investigated further signposting options which would not adversely impact on STA buses requiring the use of Snape Street.  Preliminary discussions with the STA representative indicate that the STA would support “No Entry Out-of-Service STA Buses” signposting.

 

In order to deter any out-of-service STA buses from using Snape Street as a through route “No Entry Out-of-Service STA Buses” signposting should be installed in Snape Street at Bunnerong Road and Anzac Parade.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That “No Entry Out-of-Service STA Buses” signposting be installed in Snape Street at Bunnerong Road and Anzac Parade.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

JASON SCOUFIS

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER